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Trina E. Espinola, MD, FACS

My parents laid a firm foundation for my career in medicine in my childhood. I chose Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery as a career because of my passion for the intricate and delicate anatomy of the head and neck. Ensuring the patient’s wholeness by preserving functionality, aesthetic beauty, self-identity and unique voice is of quintessential importance to me.

I am most proud of my contributions to the development of imaged guided technologies and minimally-invasive surgical techniques. As these technologies evolve, they improve the level of care while simultaneously decreasing disability and shorten healing time. Throughout my career I have been active through committee appointments in advocating for quality care. My education and profession have granted me the opportunity to help less fortunate children with cleft and cranial deformities. I have participated with missionary work both locally and abroad.

I am grateful to have received the encouragement, education and guidance from my parents, family, mentors and professors to become a surgeon. This encouragement to acquire knowledge and skill is something I feel we must pass on to future generations.


Education and Training

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency - Tulane University,

Department of Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surgery New Orleans
, Louisiana

General Surgery Residency -Tulane University , Department of General Surgery New Orleans, Louisiana

Medical Doctor - Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Licensure

Florida & Louisiana

Certification

Diplomat- American Board of Otolaryngology, aboto.org

Fellowships Awarded

Fellow- American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons, entnet.org
Fellow- American College of Surgeons, facs.org

Hospital Affiliations

All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida
Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida
Palms of Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Anthony’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons, entnet.org
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, acpa-cpf.org
American College of Surgeons, facs.org
American College of Surgeons Florida Chapter, floridaacs.org
American Medical Association, ama-assn.org
American Medical Women’s Association, amwa-doc.org
Association of Women Surgeons, womensurgeons.org
Divers Alert Network, diversalertnetork.org
Florida Medical Association, fmaonline.org
Florida Society of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, fsfprs.org
Pinellas Medical Association, pinellascma.org
Southern Medical Association, sma.org

Academic Affiliations

Bayfront Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program Clinical Faculty Nova Southeastern University

Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program Faculty

St. Petersburg Catholic High School Scientific Faculty

Committee Appointments

Bayfront Medical Center, Board of Trustees
Bayfront Medical Center, Chairman-Department of Surgery
Bayfront Same Day Surgery Center, Medical Director
Florida Board of Medicine, Board Member
Morean Art Center, Board Member
South Pinellas Medical Trust, President

Research

Gyrus ENT, Inc., Research Investigator
Advent Clinical Research Centers, Inc. Research Investigator

Recent Presentations

  • “A new Intranasal Steroid for the Treatment and Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis”
  • “Balloon Sinuplasty, Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery”
  • “Barotrauma of the Ears and Sinus”
  • “Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat”
  • “Extraesophageal Manifestation in GERD”
  • “Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis”
  • “Surgical Solutions of Snoring & Sleep Apnea”
  • “Tonsillitis and Tonsillectomy, Past, Present and Future”

Community Service

People to People Citizen Ambassador Program Otolaryngology Delegation to South Africa, November 2009

Children’s Medical Services; Tampa-St. Pete Cleft & Craniofacial Center Surgical Consultant

Jewish Solidarity, Humanitarian Medical Mission to Havana, Cuba, November 2001

Global Outreach Program of Catholic Health East, Surgical Medical Mission to Anapolis, Brazil, November 2000

Disclosure

Consultant: Bayer, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Royal Medical Consultants, LLC.

Preceptor: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.; Harmonic Scalpel use in tonsillectomy Research

Support: Advent Clinical Research Ctrs., Bayer, Gyrus ENT, Inc., Tap Holding, Inc.

Share Holder: Bayfront Same Day Surgery Center, St. Petersburg, FL

Speaker’s Bureau: Acclarent, AstraZeneca, Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic: Xomed, Schering-Plough

A complete copy of Dr. Espinola's CV is available by contacting our office.


 
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